Yehudi Menuhin in Texas - the 1970's

from Unfinished Journey, pages 312-313:

To offset Beethoven in Guatemala there was, some ten years later, a desperately bad Beethoven in Texas. […] I have said that Beethoven is served by scruple. Whether he is to be so served is apparent to the soloist from the first bards, indeed from the first notes on the timpani, which are often neither in tune nor in rhythm. The four short notes of the first string entry are another sign of what to expect. When the Texas orchestra began the tutti at rehearsal I was so appalled that, for once in my life, I seriously considered canceling the performance. I felt thoroughly ashamed of myself: …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 312-313. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409954986573 accessed: 21 August, 2018

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location of experience: Texas

Listeners

Yehudi Menuhin
Conducting, Violinist
1916-1999

Listening to

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Beethoven violin concerto
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Yehudi Menuhin, Orchestra in Texas

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:09:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:20:24 +0000